Who we are
Miss K. Guess
Mr J. Boyer
Mr A. Inns
The Geography department is all about passion for the world in which we live. The team hopes to give students the opportunity and skills to understand the huge challenges that exist globally using a wide range of investigative skills. We hope that our students become thoughtful and enquiring citizens that are globally and environmentally informed. Our team of geography teachers at Kings International hope that we can inspire the young minds of today to help make changes for the better tomorrow. We all have a part to play with the future of our planet.
The geography curriculum covers a range of topics and skills with regards to the modern world in which we live today. The broad range of content and transferrable skills will give students a fundamental general knowledge that can be used as a foundation for all future courses.
Examination Board: Edexcel
Specification Code IGAO
Geography is a Humanities subject but requires some Maths and Science skills. It is suitable for students of all abilities.
It teaches skills and knowledge that universities and employees value because they are transferable to a wide range of areas. Many career opportunities arise directly from the study of Geography, for example, Travel & Tourism, Business Management, Surveying, Construction, Planning, Architecture and Design. Resources including maps, visual media, IT and fieldwork are used to deliver the course. The key reason for studying Geography is to learn about our global environment and to consider the impact of humans with a particular focus on the human and physical environment of the UK.
There are 2 components of study and this is examined through 3 papers in the summer of Year 11.
Paper 1 – The Physical Environment (Topic 1A Coastal Landscapes and processes, 1B River landscapes and processes, Topic 2 Weather hazards and climate change, Topic 3 Ecosystems, biodiversity and management)
Paper 2 – The Human Environment (Topic 4 Changing cities, Topic 5 Global Development, Topic 6 Resource Management)
Paper 3 – Geographical Investigations: Fieldwork and UK challenges. Students will have completed 2 fieldwork studies (human and physical Geography) and be assessed on their knowledge of fieldwork techniques, primary and secondary data, processing and evaluating data as well as analysis and conclusions. They will also be given a Resource Booklet and draw upon their knowledge and understanding of the UK to investigate a contemporary challenge that the UK faces.